Posts with the category “foundations”

Foundations: The Gift of Stuff
by Katie Hill on October 25th, 2021
What is it that makes us all thieves at heart? There are many reasons for stealing--poverty, financial problems, drug addiction, or maybe just the rush that comes from getting away with something. But the deep down reason is that our old Adam's heart is unbuckled from God. We do not fear, love, and trust in God above all things, and so we steal other people's stuff, and they steal from us.  Read More
Foundations: The Gift of One Flesh
by Katie Hill on October 18th, 2021
The Sixth Commandment isn't just about sex and "how far" you can go on a date. It's about intimacy, commitment, covenant, and community. It's about being man and woman created in the image of God. It's about being a member of the Body of Christ, being redeemed by the body of Christ, and glorifying God with your body (1 Corinthians 6:12-20).   Read More
Foundations: The Gift of Life
by Katie Hill on October 11th, 2021
Life is precious. Human life is sacred, set apart, holy, from the womb to the tomb. While we share a common biology with the animals--most of the same DNA, same cells, same stuff--we are different from the animals. We are made in God's image. We are spiritual creatures. The Son of God honored our humanity by becoming one of us, conceived in a mother's womb and born just like us in order to save us.   Read More
Foundations: The Gift of Order
by Katie Hill on October 4th, 2021
By William M. Cwirla Honor your father and your mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish  them. (Small Catechism: The Fourth Commandment) Imagine a world without authority. You could do whatever you wanted. Drive whatever speed you thought was best. Take anyth...  Read More
Foundations: Holy Word, Holy Day
by Katie Hill on September 27th, 2021
In Baptism, we have already become new creatures in Christ. We have a part in the dawning Day of the new creation. "The old has passed away; the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17). The Sabbath Day of the old creation has given way to the eternal Day of Jesus and our rest in Him by faith.   Read More
Foundations: The Gift of God's Name
by Katie Hill on September 20th, 2021
We hate it when people make fun of our names. It hurts. It makes us angry. God hates it, too. Unlike our names, His Name has power to save. To have God's Name is to have God Himself fight for you. That's why Moses was so interested in finding out the name of the God who was sending him to the Egyptians to free the Hebrew slaves (Exodus 3:13-14).  Read More
Foundations: The Heart of the First Commandment
by Katie Hill on September 13th, 2021
He wants you all to Himself. That doesn't mean you can't have loves, but God wants to be at the center of all your loves. He wants to set your heart right, to turn it right-side out again. In the love of God is the freedom to love and be loved.  Read More
Foundations: Ten Commandments, Ten Gifts
by Katie Hill on September 6th, 2021
The commandments are not just rules we can't keep, nor are they principles to make us happy, healthy, and wealthy. They are each a protective fence built around a gift from God.  Read More
Foundations: Waffle House Confessional
by Katie Hill on August 30th, 2021
Many people see confession as the end of the Ten Commandments. God gave us rules. We blew it. Now we have to face the music. But we know Christ faced our music on the Cross. Our God is the Alpha and the Omega and in every ending His grace gives us a new beginning. The two parts of confession are no different.  Read More
Foundations: Put Guilt in Its Place
by Katie Hill on August 23rd, 2021
We do all sorts of things to dodge it. We distract ourselves with entertainment, food, friends. Or we try to make up for whatever it is we think we're guilty of. As sinful creatures, we have a way of twisting guilt into something of an overwhelming burden. How often we forget that Christ has already borne our guilt!  Read More
Foundations: Forgiveness Isn't a Beauty Queen
by Katie Hill on August 16th, 2021
The Old Adam cannot afford to see the things of God, to see the reconciliation wrought only by bloody hands and feet on a hillside outside Jerusalem, because there is no room for him in that reconciliation, instead he must die. To fallen human senses, forgiveness smells like death.  Read More
Foundations: The Two Parts of Repentance
by Katie Hill on August 9th, 2021
Faith is not complete until we hear, "I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." The words of forgiveness create faith in forgiveness, and then repentance is complete.   Read More
Foundations: Eat, Drink, and Be Forgiven
by Katie Hill on August 2nd, 2021
College years are a challenging time for us Lutheran students—perhaps one of the most challenging periods in our earthly lives. While these years are meant to be a time of growth, learning, and service to our neighbor, most university campuses have a very different worldview from the one we hear preached in church.   Read More
Foundations: He Who Has Been Forgiven Much Loves Much
by Katie Hill on July 26th, 2021
She had sinful down pat! Professionally sinful. Perfected sinful. Sinful in the way of prostitution. After all, everyone knows why a woman in the ancient world wears a bottle of perfume around her neck. It scents her bosom and sweetens her breath. And there she is, sneaking into the dinner party because Jesus the Savior of sinners is there. He is the Savior of all sinners, a whole world full of them. He is even Savior for her.   Read More
Foundations: Lord, I Forgive; Help Me in My Unforgiveness
by Katie Hill on July 19th, 2021
Forgiving others when they have sinned against us personally is not always easy--not even for pastors!   Read More
Foundations: This Diamond, Christ Jesus
by Katie Hill on July 12th, 2021
Many Christian books, preachers and well-meaning counselors attempt to answer the problem by overcoming your sense of guilt with the magnitude of God's love. They emphasize that you are very precious to God and that He loves you unconditionally. Certainly, God does love you unconditionally and there is no doubt that you are precious to Him. But just knowing that God loves you isn't the solution to your sin.   Read More
Foundations: Absolution Is the Answer
by Katie Hill on July 5th, 2021
You can know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you really are forgiven. How? Because Jesus sent His pastors to forgive your sins, that's how! Whatever sin your pastor forgives, it really is forgiven. By your pastor's Word of forgiveness "your sins are forgiven before God in heaven" (Small Catechism).  Read More
Foundations: Forgiven and Forgiving
by Katie Hill on June 28th, 2021
To forgive is not to forget. If we forget, then there’s no reason to forgive. But if we remember the wrong and still act as though it did not happen, that’s forgiveness.   Read More
Foundations: You Need Your Pastor More Than Ever
by Katie Hill on January 29th, 2021
As you move up out of middle school and into high school and from high school into college, the Lord has given you, beside your parents, teachers, and other adults to help you, a very important person: your pastor. This week, the church celebrates the festivals of three pastors (St. Timothy on January 24 and St. Titus on January 26, with St. Paul’s Conversion in between).  Read More
Foundations: Solus Christus--It Is Finished
by Katie Hill on October 30th, 2020
Do not trust in yourself for your salvation! Look to Christ who stands in your place. All of our confidence and comfort is found in Christ alone. When your heart is beaten down by the devil, the world, and your sinful nature, run to Jesus alone.  Read More
Foundations: Sola Gratia--Christ's Work Alone
by Katie Hill on October 29th, 2020
Grace alone means that no works can inch us closer to God. Our doing for God has no effect whatsoever on our salvation, except to drive us further away from God's freely given grace in Christ.   Read More
Foundations: Sola Fide--Jesus and Nothing Else
by Katie Hill on October 28th, 2020
Faith is trust. Faith is trusting in something. But when Lutherans talk about being saved "by faith alone" we don't mean we're saved by the trusting, by the mental act of believing, or the conscious act of accepting some idea. For Lutherans, faith always means "the thing that faith trusts in." And that means Jesus.  Read More
Foundations: The Catechism as Worldview
by Katie Hill on October 13th, 2020
Many things shape our worldview: parents, teachers, pastors, books, movies, television, the internet. All of these play a part in shaping the lens through which we look at the world and attempt to answer, "What does this mean?"  Read More
Foundations: Praying for Your Front-Line Pastor
by Katie Hill on October 6th, 2020
There are far too many people who seem to think that their faithful pastors are shrinking violets or spineless buffoons who are unable (or even unwilling) to hear of your demons and sins. Perhaps you fear that we cannot handle the rawness and reality of your failings. It may help to remember that we pastors spend every single day in hand-to-hand combat with Satan himself and his demons.   Read More
Foundations: Born and Living from Above
by Katie Hill on October 1st, 2020
Flesh gives birth to flesh. We work, we hold up our deeds before God, we sin, the Law condemns us, we die. And so on and so on and so on. But the Spirit gives birth to the Spirit. Life-giving, water-filled words raise us from the dead as certainly as Jesus has been raised from the dead. New life, new salvation, new existence--not from our own straining for it within us, but from above.  Read More
Foundations: Two Kinds of Eating
by Katie Hill on September 28th, 2020
We confess that there are two kinds of eating. In John 6, when Jesus speaks of the Bread of Life, He's talking about the first kind and anticipating the second; on the night in which He is betrayed when He institutes His Supper, He gives us to do the second kind in order to strengthen the first.   Read More
Foundations: Paid in Full
by Katie Hill on September 22nd, 2020
Every seventh year, the Lord commanded debts to be forgiven. Since it was a “seventh” year, it was sort of a “Sabbath” year, a year of rest and not having to make payments and worry about what you owed. Since Jesus is the fulfillment and completion and the true Sabbath rest, then in Him, our debts are forgiven once and for all.  Read More
Foundations: The Words of Our Lord
by Katie Hill on September 16th, 2020
The Words of Our Lord both reveal and proclaim. They reveal the bread to be His Body and the wine of the cup to be His Blood. They tell us what we cannot know by our reason and senses. We know that they are bread and wine, but Christ's words reveal them to be His Body and Blood.   Read More
Foundations: Great Is Your Reward
by Katie Hill on September 8th, 2020
See, our sinful flesh always wants to have its finger in the pie. We always want to put in our two cents and be the hero of the story. So when we hear a word like "reward" our minds and imaginations can start running, and we start constructing systems about how we can get more and more rewards.  Read More
Foundations: Dare to Be Lutheran!
by Katie Hill on September 7th, 2020
A Lutheran is a Christian who believes that Jesus alone saves by grace alone, received by faith alone. We know this from Scripture alone. It's as certain as 2+2=4. No one was ever called arrogant or closed-minded for believing that 2+2=4. It's not 5. It's not 3. Those other answers are wrong.  Read More
Foundations: Magisterial or Ministerial?
by Katie Hill on September 2nd, 2020
Since His Church is a kingdom, God Himself rules as its King, often through the gracious gifts that Jesus, our Prince of Peace, brings down to bless us. Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, Holy Absolution, and the Holy Gospel all bring the blessings of forgiveness of our sins, salvation of our souls, and life everlasting in the kingdom to come--paradise.  Read More
Foundations: Concupiscence and Its Cure
by Katie Hill on August 19th, 2020
Just because you didn't sin doesn't mean that you didn’t sin. Before you could even think of sinning, the desire to sin, the inclination to sin already existed. It's the part of your sin that you can't control.  Read More
Foundations: Back to School to Serve Your Neighbor
by Katie Hill on August 7th, 2020
As school begins again this year, ask yourself, "Why bother going to school?" The answer? To serve your neighbor!   Read More
Foundations: You Don't Have to Go to Church
by Katie Hill on August 3rd, 2020
"Yeah, but isn't Jesus everywhere? Can't I be with Jesus wherever I am?" No, not really. Jesus has not promised to be everywhere with His Gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation. He has only promised to be present with His Gifts in His Holy Word, Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution, and Holy Communion--and these are found only within His Church.   Read More
Foundations: Cruciflood
by Katie Hill on July 28th, 2020
This cruciflood saves you. It washes you. It drowns your wicked Old Adam and it lifts you up in the ark of the Church. Jesus crucified for you. A cruciflood poured out for you.  Read More
Foundations: Heaven on Earth Together
by Katie Hill on July 21st, 2020
There is a sublime genius to the Sanctus of the liturgy. It not only confesses the unity of heaven and earth in Christ, but it also gives us both a heavenly and earthly perspective of Jesus' kingly reign.  Read More
Foundations: The Life You Now Live
by Katie Hill on July 20th, 2020
You died in the flood of blood and water flowing from Jesus' crucified side. You were crucified with Christ. You died with Him. You no longer live--at least not the way you used to live before your Baptism.  Read More
Foundations: Stand by Me
by Katie Hill on July 15th, 2020
Jesus always embraces, welcomes, and forgives sinners. It is His association with, as well as compassion and love towards, sinners that is most scandalous to the world. He runs after the doubters, the unbelievers, the sinners. Jesus goes after the poor, the lost, the sick, and the dead. They are the reason that Jesus came.  Read More
Foundations: Can, Cannot, and Vocation
by Katie Hill on June 30th, 2020
Because the biggest truth is this: You are forgiven in Christ Jesus, regardless of any chaos you see around you or within you. All that sin and disorder doesn't surprise Jesus. He loves you, forgives you, defends you, and He gives you life--now and for eternity.  Read More
Foundations: Better Than Bulletproof
by Katie Hill on June 23rd, 2020
You think that being a Christian bulletproofs you against sin. Well, maybe not the little ones--we're all sinners, of course; but against those other sins. Christians never do the Big Ones. However, if you think this way you're kidding yourself and the truth is not in you.  Read More



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